Breadwinners and Bedshitters Week 11
Week 11 was full of surprises. The Eagles almost went down to the Titans, the Cowboys molly-whopped the Minnesota Vikings, and all of our typical fantasy stars seemed to take the week off. This week was so out of the ordinary we even have a kicker on the Breadwinners list. Without further ado, let’s get it on!
Tony Pollard has been a man on a mission. He has finished as a top 10 RB in each of his last 3 games and is now a top 10 RB in all scoring formats for the season. He put his stamp on it Sunday finishing RB1 overall with 15 rushes, 80 yards, and added 6 receptions for 109 yards and 2 TDs.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an RB1 performance in Pittsburgh! We haven’t seen that all season. Najee Harris has been one of the biggest busts of the season and has cemented himself as a regular on the shit list. Sunday, he dialed it back like it was 2021. Harris rushed the ball 20 times, finished with 90 yards, and most importantly, found the endzone twice. He also added 4 catches for 26 yards. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for Najee.
Travis Kelce is a bona fide cheat code. Tight Ends have been historically inconsistent this season. Kelce remains the glaring exception. On the season Kelce has been a top 3 Tight End every single week outside of week 2. Sunday he was at it again with 6 catches for 115 yards and 3 TDs. He is now second in the league in total TDs and has only been outscored by non-QBsQBs so far this season, Austin Ekeler and Stefon Diggs.
We don’t typically have kickers on the Breadwinners list, however, kickers don’t normally do what Brett Maher did on Sunday. Maher made a kick from 60 yards out, got the play called back, and then drained it for a second time. For his career Money Maher has never missed a kick from 60 out. No kicker in NFL history has more than two 60-yard FGs, Maher has 4 and counting. He also had the second-best fantasy day in NFL history for any kicker. He’s a true breadwinner.
Minnesota was nothing short of horrible on Sunday. The Cowboys came to town and absolutely blew the doors off of US Bank stadium. Jefferson was shut down by Trevon Diggs all day and had the second-lowest fantasy output on the season, and his fewest targets all season. He also had to go in front of Judge Jordan in fantasy court this week. It was a rough day for JJettas.
The Lions love giving up fantasy points to opposing running back, or they did before Sunday. Saquon Barkley was absolutely shut down as were the New York Giants, by the Detroit Lions. Barkley only had 15 carries on the day for a pathetic 22 yards. His 2 catches for 13 yards didn’t help. This was Saquons worst game of the year. He has the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, and I don’t think he’s very thankful for it.
Dameon Pierce has been the only show in town for the Houston Texans, and even he couldn’t get things going this past week. In his worst outing of the season, Pierce could only rush for 8 yards on 10 carries and finished with only 3.7 fantasy points on the day. That number dropped to 1.7 in non-PPRR formats. Pierce hasn’t found the endzone as a rusher since week 5, and hasn’t found the endzone at all since week 8. He could become a staple of the shit list.